FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Turns out "drama" may be Sarah Palin's middle name.
A source close to the half-term, dropout governor of Alaska tells CNN that Palin will, in fact, appear at a tea party rally in Iowa on Saturday.
This comes after Palin's staff indicated earlier today that her appearance was being put quote "on hold."
They cited "issues with the planning," and said event organizers had been "dishonest" about the speakers.
Palin had been talking for months about attending and keynoting this event. Supporters from around the country have booked plane and bus tickets to attend.
But - it looks like Ms. Palin wasn't happy that former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell was also supposed to speak at this event. Perhaps Palin thought the stage wasn't big enough for both of them.
Well guess who's no longer speaking at that tea party rally? Once palin threatened to pull out of the event, organizers removed O'Donnell from the program - for the second time in 48 hours.
Meanwhile - O'Donnell is another winner. she walked off the set of Piers Morgan's program because she didn't want to answer questions about public statements she's made which are in the book she was there to promote.
So now... O'Donnell is out and palin is in. Guess Sarah Palin got her way.
The whole thing is pretty puzzling... and petty. This tea party event has been highly anticipated since palin is expected to make a decision about a 2012 run by the end of September.
It's all so high school.
Here’s my question to you: What would you like to hear Sarah Palin say?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Michael in Hawaii:
Jack, I would like mama grizzly to fess up to being a hypocrite and go live in her multi-million dollar house in Arizona and stop portraying herself as the Wal-Mart mom who shares our values, and to please zip her lips and spare us her endless goofy ramblings on any issue that comes before her.
Ginny on Facebook:
"I'm not running and I just bought a condo in Russia."
Brad in Portland, Oregon:
"I finally realize how dumb I sound, so I'm retiring from public life and going home to Wasilla. Don't even call me."
I would like to hear Palin thank the lame stream media for making her a star and a millionaire. Lord knows she didn't have it in her to get there by her own capabilities.
Doug in Pepperell, Massachusetts:
"I'm running." Lindsey Graham should run too. It wouldn't change anything politically, but it would make it an entertaining race.
Carla in Birmingham, Alabama:
I would like to hear her apologize to women for attempting to set us back a century, to men for thinking they're so testosterone-driven that she could win their votes on her looks, to the American people for wasting our time and taking up valuable time on the news that could keep us informed about more important issues than her latest uninformed and idiotic comment, to animals victimized by helicopter hunting, and to Russia for spying on them from her front porch.
Rob in Buford, Georgia:
I would like to hear Palin say: "How about voting for a candidate with experience that has proven he/she knows the issues and is willing to fight for our liberties? You know, someone like Ron Paul."
Bert in California:
Jack, To paraphrase Nixon, I would like to hear, "You won't have Palin to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last Tweet."